This singer is bringing up a conversation that totally needs to happen — and it’s about the true dangers of eating disorders. Kesha opened up about “slowly starving herself” in a new interview with Rolling Stone, and we’re so glad she’s at a healthy place these days. This isn’t the first time Kesha has admitted that she’s suffered from eating disorders, but we’re hoping that each and every mention helps someone suffering know they’re not alone, and that there is a bright side after recovery.
According to the The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, eight million people in the U.S. — or, approximately 3% of the population — suffer from anorexia, bulimia, or another type of eating disorder.
Kesha admitted that what made it harder was the fact that as she got more involved with her disorder, the compliments started coming in rapidly.
For the singer, things changed when she confided in her mom, Pebe Sebert, who quickly booked her at a rehab to meet with a nutritionist, who helped her learn how to eat again.
Kesha was able to battle her illness, all thanks to a little bit of help.
If you’re currently suffering from an eating disorder and looking to get help, consider speaking to your doctor, or calling the National Eating Disorder Association hotline at 1-800-931-2237.